February is Black History Month. This nation-wide celebration honors African-Americans' contributions to American history and development. The theme for this year’s effort, Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories, recognizes the places of African American memories and the sites where African Americans made history that have been preserved by the National Park Service.
According to Africana Studies department professor and chair of the BHM committee, Cedric Hackett, "This years' events will represent a myriad of examples of African peoples and those who write about our experiences, both historically and contemporarily. Accordingly, America's story cannot be told without understanding the conditions of African American life and the social locations where history was made, preserved, and reflected upon.”
Hackett also said, "I consider California State University Northridge (CSUN) a "Hallowed Ground" for its rich history of diversity issues and our ethnic departments. CSUN is the 2nd state college to offer Africana Studies (formerly Pan African Studies) as a recognized department. "The Storm at Valley State" provides context on this history. Our events for the month reflect an all inclusive effort of sponsors and contributors in our campus community. Please come out to support this effort."
Check out all the events on the Africana Studies News & Events page.
Click on the following link to view the 2016 Black History Month Poster.
Read the CSUN Today article: CSUN Celebrates Black History Month: Hallowed Ground.